I bought a new to me Chalk Paint colour recently - Florence. I was so excited to paint something with it, and I thought this hutch would be perfect!
I didn't want to use the Florence in full strength so I mixed it 1:1 with Old White.
This mix makes a gorgeous fresh colour, but it is still pretty bright! I wanted a soft, worn, layered look for this piece so after two coats of the 1:1 mix, I further lightened the mix by adding more Old White - can't tell you quantities sorry, I just piled some in till I liked the look of it!
I did one coat of the lighter colour, then made a whitewash of Old White and applied that to all of the blue/green bits, wiping it off with a dry clean cloth.
I painted the backing board and cupboard fronts in Old White, over the top of the Florence/Old White mix.
Once all the paint was dry I hit it with my mouse sander and 240 grit sandpaper, wearing the top layer of paint off in places to reveal the slightly deeper colour underneath.
After a wax and a buff, here it is...
To me the hutch looks quite blue in some shots - I'm not quite sure how to describe it - it's neither blue nor green, but it is very pretty :)
This photo shows the layers of colour, showing up the grain lines in the timber.
Cathy at La 'Bella Petite had a buyer for this as soon as it was finished, so I'm off down the highway tomorrow to deliver it!
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